September 22, 2007

The end at last and I won!

Here they are, all 42 of them. I won the most socks contest!

62207a 62507b 62707a 62907a 7107a

7807c 71007a 71207b 71407a 71707a

71907a 72307a 72907a 73107c 8207f

8607a 81007a 81107d 81407a 82207a

82407a 82607a 82807c 9207a 9407c

9407d 9507a 9607a 9707a 9707d

9807a 91007g 91107b 91207a 91407a

91507a 91607d 91707a 91707b 91807a

91907a 92007a

I want to send a big thank you to Jessica for hosting the Summer of Socks. My blog reader was Jen. I want to send out a thank you to her too for commenting here and for her entertaining weekly summaries. It has been a lot of fun. I took me out of my sock comfort zone. Previously, I was stuck with toe-up plain stockinette socks with the occasional pattern knit out of Sensational Knitted Socks. During the SOS, I bought my first sock pattern (Thelonious), tried a different construction technique from New Pathways for Sock Knitters, and tried many different patterns from More Sensational Knitted Socks.

A few things of note:
  • No, my hands aren't that sore. I'm currently knitting a sweater for my daughter--out of sock weight yarn.
  • I couldn't have done it without the help of Dwight. He watched the kids so I could have uninterrupted knitting time in the evening. He even washed dishes a few nights to give me more time.
  • I knit during E's homeschooling lessons, especially while she's reading aloud.
  • Dwight asked how much this has cost him. I told him I couldn't remember. ;-)
  • SOS did push me to knit with some of my older yarns.
  • SOS got me to be more comfortable with knitting socks for others. It helps that my Mom's and sister's feet are similar in size to mine. They will be getting a lot of socks this holiday season.
I'm off to knit again. It's the Dancer's Wrap from Not Just Socks for Kids. It's easy so far, but the 32 inches of 9 stitch wide garter strip seemed to go on forever.


tekopp said...

Wow. I bow down to you, master of sock knitting :)

Jen said...

Yippeee....Congrats, Jeannie!! I sooo looked forward to reading your blog to see what pair you came up with next. I hope you don't put an end to that. And what a GREAT hubby you must have to help you like that. I applaud him too. Keep on "keeping on". Can't wait to see the sweater. :)

Becca said...

Hooray! Congratulations!

I have so enjoyed your SOS and you've made such beautiful socks. I'm terribly envious of quite a few of them. Several patterns that hadn't excited me looked great when you knit them up! I don't think I would have found your blog if it hadn't been for all your great socks on Ravelry.

Applause for hubby too!

Jessica said...

Un-freakin'-believable! I am so inspired and amazed by your sock knitting prowess. I've been keeping up with your sock count all summer, but it's so neat to see them all together in one blog. Congratulations on your big win. And thanks for the heel/stripe help!

sherriknits said...

I am totally impressed! Welcome to the Fly*dyed Ravelry group!

Zarzuela said...

That is an awesome look at all the socks you made. Congrats again! You are amazing!!


Octopus Knits said...

I thought you would win! Gosh, they're beautiful all tiled together like that. What an accomplishment!

Jen said...

Hey Jeannie!!!! Congrats on the Big Win! I'm doing a big happy dance for you - I knew you would win!


smelk-o-matic said...

I had a feeling there was no one who could top that!! Congrats!!

Rasa said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...that's an incredible number of socks! Congrats!

Allison said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures!